Unite News http://www.google.co.uk/ The latest stories Unite. en-gb Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:32:57 GMT Copyright (C) www.rippleffect.com 15 Castle Cement drivers hail pay deal victory About 240 workers have accepted the overall package which will mean an increase of 3.7 per cent from 1 January this year; and for 2019, an increase which could range from 3.4 to 4.4 per cent http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/castle-cement-drivers-hail-pay-deal-victory/default.aspx tcm:11-33742 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:02:07 -0000 Government failing to properly protect Carillion workers Unite, the UK’s largest union, has accused the government of failing to fully protect workers left in limbo following the collapse last month of Carillion. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-failing-to-properly-protect-carillion-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-33732 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:21:47 -0000 Fresh strike dates announced in Essex concrete maker dispute Fresh strike dates were announced by Unite, the UK’s largest union today (20 February), in a further escalation of the dispute with Essex based Tarmac Building Products Ltd, over the creation of a two tier workforce. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/fresh-strike-dates-announced-in-essex-concrete-maker-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-33713 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:03:27 -0000 Construction facing skills black hole as CITB confirms it will exit training role News that the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has confirmed it will end all directing training by 2020, will create a skills black hole and strip the industry of the capability to undertake specialist training, said Unite the UK’s construction union. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/construction-facing-skills-black-hole-as-citb-confirms-it-will-exit-training-role/default.aspx tcm:11-33684 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:46:52 -0000 Unite claims victory following agreement in marathon Manchester Mears dispute Unite members employed by Mears in Manchester are celebrating victory after they reached agreement to end their marathon strike action in a dispute over pay parity. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-claim-victory-following-agreement-in-marathon-manchester-mears-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-33679 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:19:29 -0000 Unite in groundbreaking legal victory against bogus self-employment Unite, the UK’s largest union, has won a potentially groundbreaking legal victory at the employment appeal tribunal (EAT) in the battle against bogus self-employment and the use of payroll companies. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-in-groundbreaking-victory-against-bogus-self-employment/default.aspx tcm:11-33656 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:05:51 -0000 Castle Cement drivers set to strike over ‘unsatisfactory’ pay deal Unite and the management are holding last-ditch talks tomorrow in a bid to reach a settlement to avert strike action on 26-27 February http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/castle-cement-drivers-set-to-strike-over-unsatisfactory-pay-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-33652 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:50:23 -0000 Unite preparing for industrial action in Rotherham derecognition dispute Unite, the UK’s largest union, is preparing to ballot members for industrial action after Fortem, which undertakes maintenance and repair work on Rotherham council’s housing stock, announced it had derecognised the union. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-preparing-for-industrial-action-in-rotherham-derecognition-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-33636 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:21:29 -0000 Liverpool NHS boss ‘in snub’ to Carillion-hit maintenance workers Unite regional officer Keith Hutson said: “These workers are in an employment limbo through no fault of their own – they are the victims of the feral capitalism that was the cause of Carillion’s dramatic collapse." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/liverpool-nhs-boss-in-snub-to-carillion-hit-maintenance-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-33595 Fri, 9 Feb 2018 10:33:08 -0000 Strike action to be stepped up in Essex concrete company strike Workers at Tarmac Building Products Ltd are set to step up strike action in a dispute over the creation of a two tier workforce, their union Unite has warned. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/strike-action-to-be-stepped-up-in-essex-concrete-company-strike/default.aspx tcm:11-33593 Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:25:45 -0000 Unite preparing legal action in Crossrail dispute in response to Balfour Beatty ‘thievery’ Unite, the UK’s construction union, is preparing to take legal action in the increasingly bitter Crossrail dispute, after Balfour Beatty ceased paying agreed bonuses. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-preparing-legal-action-in-crossrail-dispute-in-response-to-balfour-beatty-thievery/default.aspx tcm:11-33575 Wed, 7 Feb 2018 14:18:11 -0000 Royal Liverpool Hospital delay shows stark reality of Carillion collapse The announcement today (6 February) that the Royal Liverpool Hospital is unlikely to be completed this year, is ‘the stark reality’ of what Carillion’s collapse means for the construction industry and local communities. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/royal-liverpool-hospital-delay-shows-stark-reality-of-carillion-collapse/default.aspx tcm:11-33555 Tue, 6 Feb 2018 15:12:15 -0000 Industry remains in denial on construction skills chasm Unite, the UK’s largest union, has renewed its demands for radical action to be taken to tackle the deepening skills crisis facing the construction industry. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/industry-remain-in-denial-on-construction-skills-chasm/default.aspx tcm:11-33549 Tue, 6 Feb 2018 09:34:36 -0000 Unite accuses Welsh councils of creating a ‘race to the bottom’ for construction projects Unite, the UK’s construction union, has warned that a rogue construction project in Wales is undermining pay, conditions and safety and ‘creating a race to the bottom’ in the industry. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-accuse-welsh-councils-of-creating-a-race-to-the-bottom-for-construction-projects/default.aspx tcm:11-33533 Mon, 5 Feb 2018 09:07:54 -0000 Unite warns of Crossrail delays as Balfour Beatty ‘not interested’ in resolving dispute Unite the UK’s construction union has warned that the opening of the new Woolwich station on the multi-billion pound Crossrail development is set to be delayed as a direct result of the refusal of Balfour Beatty to resolve an industrial dispute. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-warns-of-crossrail-delays-as-balfour-beatty-not-interested-in-resolving-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-33524 Fri, 2 Feb 2018 10:48:16 -0000 JIB January e-newsletter Click here for more http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/construction/constructionnews/jib-january-e-newsletter/default.aspx tcm:11-33617 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:15:29 -0000 Unite calls for fundamental reforms after scale of Carillion’s mismanagement revealed Unite, the UK’s largest union has called for the urgent reform of company and pension laws, after the true scale of the fundamental flaws that allowed Carillion to collapse earlier this month, began to be revealed. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-for-fundamental-reforms-after-scale-of-carillions-mismanagement-revealed/default.aspx tcm:11-33487 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:37:40 -0000 Unite calls for immediate action and stronger laws after scale of Carillion pension black hole revealed Following today’s (Monday 29 January) revelation that Carillion’s pension deficit is at least £990 million, Unite, the UK’s largest union, is calling for all possible legal avenues to be explored to recoup money and for the introduction of stronger laws to prevent future scandals. http://www.unitetheunion.org/unite-calls-for-immediate-action-and-stronger-laws-after-scale-of-carillion-pension-black-hole-revealed/default.aspx tcm:11-33461 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:16:58 -0000 Government must step in and preserve pay and conditions of Carillion workers Unite, the UK’s largest union, is urging the government to ensure that workers employed by Carillion do not have their pay and conditions cut when they are transferred to new employers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-must-step-in-and-preserve-pay-and-conditions-of-carillion-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-33457 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:40:55 -0000 Survey reveals that nearly one in five construction sites force men and women to share toilets A survey of over 3,500 Unite members working in the construction sector has found that many are forced to endure entirely inadequate toilets and washing facilities. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/survey-reveals-that-nearly-one-in-five-construction-sites-force-men-and-women-to-share-toilets/default.aspx tcm:11-33448 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:13:10 -0000 Striking Unite members in joint Manchester demonstration Hundreds of Unite members will come together in central Manchester this Friday (26 January) in a joint demonstration. Workers on three separate disputes in Manchester (Manchester Mears/Manchester Working, Fujitsu and First Manchester) are all on strike this Friday (26 January) and will be joining forces in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/striking-unite-members-in-joint-manchester-demonstration/default.aspx tcm:11-33423 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:02:03 -0000 Essex concrete block company facing strike turmoil Tarmac Building Products is set to be hit by a series of strikes when members of Britain’s largest union, Unite start a programme of industrial action next week in a dispute over cuts to pay and two tier working. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/concrete-block-company-facing-strike-turmoil/default.aspx tcm:11-33384 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:13:14 -0000 Essex concrete block company facing strike turmoil Tarmac Building Products Ltd is set to be hit by a series of strikes when members of Britain’s largest union, Unite start a programme of industrial action next week in a dispute over cuts to pay and two tier working. http://www.unitetheunion.org/essex-concrete-block-company-faces-strike-turmoil/default.aspx tcm:11-33382 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:42:57 -0000 Sellafield strikes suspended for now as talks agreed A strike by members of Unite, the UK’s largest union, scheduled for next Tuesday (23 January), which would have created widespread disruption at Sellafield, has been called off to allow for negotiations aimed at resolving the dispute over the victimisation of a trade union rep to take place. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/sellafield-strikes-suspended-for-now-as-talks-agreed/default.aspx tcm:11-33376 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:21:53 -0000 ‘Pig headed’ Vivark management causing Knowsley housing misery Unite, the UK’s largest union, has accused the management of Vivark, which provides housing maintenance services for thousands of tenants in Knowsley, Merseyside of being ‘pig headed’ for their blinkered approach to an ongoing pay dispute. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/pig-headed-vivark-management-causing-knowsley-housing-misery/default.aspx tcm:11-33369 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:25:15 -0000 Sparks set to fly as Crossrail electricians step up strike action The multi-billion pound Crossrail development is set for further delays as Unite, the UK’s construction union, has announced further strikes on the Woolwich section of the project, in an escalating dispute over the non-payment of industry standard project completion payments. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/sparks-set-to-fly-as-crossrail-electricians-step-up-strike-action/default.aspx tcm:11-33362 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:18:11 -0000 Government must intervene to prevent huge job losses following Carillion collapse Unite, the UK’s largest union, is calling on the government to take immediate decisive action to prevent further job losses following the collapse of Carillion. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-must-intervene-to-prevent-huge-job-losses-following-carillion-collapse/default.aspx tcm:11-33332 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:42:06 -0000 Big cash pay-out for London construction workers “Just because you have a right to be paid more it doesn’t mean bosses will automatically pay up, that’s why it pays to be in a union that is prepared to enforce your rights at work.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/big-pay-out-for-london-construction-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-33329 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:51:41 -0000 Unite says Carillion breached redundancy notice obligations Unite Scotland says it is set to take legal action after Carillion breached redundancy notice obligations http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-says-carillion-breached-redundancy-notice-obligations/default.aspx tcm:11-33309 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:25:22 -0000 Carillion: CITB statement and support for apprentices The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is sad to see Carillion cease trading because it will have a huge impact on the company’s thousands of employees and their families. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/construction/constructionnews/carillion-citb-statement-and-support-for-apprentices/default.aspx tcm:11-33357 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:29:36 -0000 Carillion collapse must not mean `business as usual', warns Unite The news that the UK's second largest construction company, Carillion, has been placed into compulsory liquidation has prompted a warning from Unite the union that this must not mean 'business as usual for big business'. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/carillion-collapse-must-not-mean-business-as-usual-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-33302 Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:14:20 -0000 Unite calls for urgent inquiry into feared Carillion collapse "There are serious questions that need to be asked and answered about Carillion's conduct." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-for-urgent-inquiry-into-feared-carillion-collapse/default.aspx tcm:11-33300 Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:17:11 -0000 Carillion must not keep loyal workforce in the dark Unite, the UK’s largest union, has called for Carillion not to keep its loyal workforce in the dark about the company’s future. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/carillion-must-not-keep-loyal-workforce-in-the-dark/default.aspx tcm:11-33298 Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:01:40 -0000 Government must consider all options as concerns grow on Carillion’s future Unite is calling on the government to “consider all possible options” including bringing contracts in-house, as doubts continue to grow over the future of Carillion the troubled construction and outsourcing giant. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-must-consider-all-options-as-concerns-grow-on-carillions-future/default.aspx tcm:11-33281 Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:59:41 -0000 Fresh disruption at Sellafield as construction strikes announced The Sellafield complex, in Cumbria, is facing fresh disruption as workers employed by civil engineering company DSD Construction, voted for strike action as a result of the company sacking the Unite shop steward. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/fresh-disruption-at-sellafield-as-construction-strikes-announced/default.aspx tcm:11-33257 Tue, 9 Jan 2018 14:51:03 -0000 Crossrail electricians to down tools this week The Crossrail project will experience major disruption this week as strike action is set to go ahead because of a refusal by Balfour Beatty to pay industry standard project completion payments. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/crossrail-electricians-to-down-tools/default.aspx tcm:11-33254 Tue, 9 Jan 2018 09:35:26 -0000 Strike action set to delay Crossrail project Members of Unite, the UK’s construction union, employed on Crossrail will take strike action early next year, in a dispute which is set to delay the project. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/strike-action-set-to-delay-crossrail-project/default.aspx tcm:11-33204 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:10:05 -0000 Hopes rise of possible breakthrough in Manchester Mears dispute There are cautious hopes that the long-running strike action involving housing maintenance workers employed by Mears in Manchester could be moving towards a conclusion. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/hopes-rise-of-possible-breakthrough-in-manchester-mears-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-33137 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:05:48 -0000 Sellafield faces standstill as Unite ballots workers over rep’s dismissal Unite, the UK’s largest union, has begun balloting workers employed by civil engineering company DSD Construction, at Sellafield, for strike action, after the company sacked the union’s shop steward. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/sellafield-faces-standstill-as-unite-ballots-workers-over-reps-dismissal/default.aspx tcm:11-33125 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:21:38 -0000 Corporate spying revelations raise fresh blacklisting questions “Blacklisted victims still have huge questions about how and why they were blacklisted and they deserve answers. These latest revelations raise further issues which need to be answered.” http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/corporate-spying-revelations-raise-fresh-blacklisting-questions/default.aspx tcm:11-33113 Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:35:34 -0000 Unions table ‘pay justice’ claim for local government craftworkers Trade unions Unite and GMB have tabled a pay claim on behalf of local government craftworkers, which is seeking a downpayment on ‘pay justice’ for members. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unions-table-pay-justice-claim-for-local-government-craftworkers/default.aspx tcm:11-33077 Fri, 8 Dec 2017 12:59:36 -0000 Unite Scotland blasts blacklisters on Day of Action Unite construction members in Scotland protested against the continuation of blacklisting in Edinburgh on December 6th - the union national day of action. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-scotland-blasts-blacklisters-on-day-of-action/default.aspx tcm:11-33065 Thu, 7 Dec 2017 17:15:29 -0000 Talks sought on jobs as Hull biofuel firm ceases production Vivergo has expressed concern about uncertainty over the transport department’s renewable transport fuels obligation and the future of the E10 ‘green’ fuel made from organic material which is designed to cut carbon emissions http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/talks-sought-on-jobs-as-hull-biofuel-firm-ceases-production/default.aspx tcm:11-33030 Tue, 5 Dec 2017 17:15:29 -0000 Unite to lobby Parliament as part of blacklisting day of action Members of Unite working in the construction industry will be lobbying Parliament on Wednesday 6 December as part of a nationwide day of action, in the ongoing campaign for justice for blacklisted workers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-to-lobby-parliament-as-part-of-blacklisting-day-of-action/default.aspx tcm:11-33024 Tue, 5 Dec 2017 10:45:40 -0000 New report on economic and jobs’ benefits of the nuclear industry welcomed by Unite The study by Oxford Economics revealed that the UK’s civil nuclear sector contributed £6.4 billion to the UK economy last year and its 65,000 employees are one of the most productive workforces in the country http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/new-report-on-economic-and-jobs-benefits-of-the-nuclear-industry-welcomed-by-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-33011 Mon, 4 Dec 2017 11:22:02 -0000 Unions prepare to step up campaign to end north Wales construction exploitation Unions Unite and GMB announced today (Monday 4 December) that they are stepping up their campaign to end the exploitation of construction workers on a major project in north Wales. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unions-prepare-to-campaign-to-end-north-wales-construction-exploitation/default.aspx tcm:11-33009 Mon, 4 Dec 2017 10:29:01 -0000 Unite to bring leading blacklisters to court Unite, the UK’s construction union, has issued high court proceedings to bring the ‘controlling minds’ behind the systematic blacklisting of workers to justice and force them to give evidence in court for the first time. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-to-bring-leading-blacklisters-to-court/default.aspx tcm:11-33005 Mon, 4 Dec 2017 00:01:29 -0000 Unite challenges construction industry to spell out training plans In the midst of a widening skills crisis the construction industry must spell out how it will train more British workers to avoid a calamitous Brexit for the sector Unite, the UK’s construction union, said today. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-challenges-construction-industry-to-spell-out-training-plans/default.aspx tcm:11-32988 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 10:48:33 -0000 Knowsley housing workers begin strike action over below inflation pay offers Housing maintenance workers in Knowsley, Merseyside will start a series of strikes over pay this Friday (1 December), Unite, Britain’s largest union, has confirmed. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/knowsley-housing-workers-begin-strike-action-over-below-inflation-pay-offers/default.aspx tcm:11-32969 Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:50:33 -0000 Important Notice: Unite Scaffolding members employed in Building and Civil Engineering (CISRS CPD) Progress has now been made with both NASC (National Access and Scaffolding Confederation) and the employers’ side of the CIJC Working Rule Agreement. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/construction/constructionnews/important-notice-unite-scaffolding-members-employed-in-building-and-civil-engineering-cisrs-cpd/default.aspx tcm:11-32945 Mon, 27 Nov 2017 11:51:58 -0000